Online video lessons
Monthly Tutor Meetings/ Classes (Live)
Sangat – Annual Retreats
Excellent student support (email & whatsapp)
Naad Yoga Teacher Training is our most comprehensive course. It covers vocal training, listening skills, meditation in sound, the healing power of sound and its practical application, composition and performance.It includes instruction on the Dilruba. It is possible to follow the course vocally only if you do not wish to learn an instrument (although we strongly recommend you do, as it will strengthen your vocal progress).The course leads you to master the communication between mind and soul, creating an inner balance that allows you to become the best version of yourself and making you capable of dealing with anything life might throw at you.You will learn the techniques of Naad Yoga (or Nada Yoga), harnessing your voice, building up your ability to listen and connecting with your own emotional landscape.
Once you are effective in communication with yourself, you will be able to teach these techniques in communication with others. The course has a core module called Sangat & Seva, giving students the opportunity to step into the role of teacher under the guidance of senior staff. Teaching others is the fastest way to mastery in any given subject.The course has two levels: Level 1 (three years), and Level 2, a further year of development.
Level 1 is a three-year programme covering the first six grades on the instrument chosen to support the voice. It covers all aspects of Naad Yoga and provides a solid foundation for personal practice, teaching, performance and healing.
Each year of the course follows a similar structure:
36 weeks of self-guided learning with online course materials, to be completed within 36 weeks.
36 hours of group classes, delivered either on a monthly basis (four hours per month) or quarterly (12 hours of teaching per weekend, three weekends per year). The offered structure depends on the country and the teacher delivering it.
Starting in the second year, the Sangat & Seva module will give students one hour of teaching experience per week (36 hours per year) under the guidance of senior staff. This amounts to a total of 108 hours of teaching experience. Students who opt out of the Sangat & Seva module will receive the Naad Yoga Diploma certificate after completion of Level 1, instead of the Naad Yoga Teacher Training certificate.
36 hours of teaching by Yogi of Sound Professor Surinder Singh on a residential intensive week in the first and second years
Three-month break for reflection with individual practice and projects
In the third year, one taught weekend and the intensive week are replaced by a two-week trip to India with Yogi Professor Surinder Singh, which also marks graduation from Level 1.
Play the Dilruba
Develop Intermediate level skills of musicianship (taal, sur, saaj)
Experience Yogic practices & ancient techniques of sound for wellness
Self-diagnostic techniques of using Sikh Music as therapy
Building community through seva, sound and sangat
Santhiya – correct pronunciation of Shabad Understand the connection of raag and Shabad
Basic of Sikh Music & its traditions Performance skills Sikh Music terminology & musicology